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  • Dr. Joel M. Schwartz
    Joel M. Schwartz, DO increases your knowledge regarding skin cancer awareness
    Recently held, World Cancer Day 2015 took ”a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer.” I was thrilled when the opportunity came about for me to ask some questions, and get the viewpoint regarding skin cancer and...
  • Vaping
    The Polluting Cancer Sticks
    Is it too much to ask for fresh air where ever you go. People who smoke and vape do not realize they are invading the air space of people who want clean air. Vaping is now very popular to get around smoking bans. Vaping is just as disgusting as...
  • Jogging
    Exercise and Cancer
    Written by: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BScEveryone has heard that exercise is good for your well-being. This is not debated at all in the medical community yet when it comes to cancer care patients often forget about the benefits of exercise as they...
  • Basal cell tumors are among the most common skin conditions in cats
    Basal cell tumors in cats: Identification, diagnosis and treatment
    Sometimes, we notice weird bumps on our cats' skin, and we don't know what they are. Are they cysts? Are they mast cell tumors? Are they skin cancer? What are they? A certain type of lump, or bump, may be a basal cell tumor, and may or may...
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    March - Colon Cancer Awareness Month
    Colon Cancer is a killer. Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.The American Cancer Society estimates that 132,700 Americans will be diagnosed...
  • Compassion transformed into helpful actions
    Compassion and Cancer: Part III-Putting “Meat” on Compassionate Behaviors
    We want to be helpful to whose living with cancer, but often we don’t know how to transform compassionate intent into helpful behaviors. I discussed why compassion isn’t sufficient to be helpful in Part I. In Part II I maintained our...
  • Compassion and Cancer: Part II-How Cancer Changes Identity (Thought of the Day)
    Compassion and Cancer: Part II-How Cancer Changes Identity (Thought of the Day)
    We like to think life is on a seamless continuum, moving along, maybe in spurts and stops, but having consistency throughout the years, as does our identity. We're the same person today we were last week and will be next week—at least...
  • 2015 Beach Ball Soirée
    Phoenix Children's Hospital Hosts Nearly Sold-Out 22nd Annual Beach Ball Gala
    [Phoenix, Ariz]--- We've all heard the phrase, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade". The proverb is meant to remind us to make the most of any difficult situation we are faced with. At the Phoenix Children's Hospital, many...
  • Medical Marijuana
    Medical Marijuana - an alternative to narcotics
    I need to thank John Morgan.He does not have cancer. He has never felt “cancer pain.” He does not have any disease that may cause him to have spasms or convulsions.But he is a compassionate man and he has seen others in these and other...
  • Turmeric
    10 Amazing Uses For This Super Food
    Take a walk into any alternative or select food market. You will see advertisements for this year’s super-food. Two years ago it was kale. Now one can request sautéed kale at almost any restaurant. Last year it was quinoa. Today quinoa is...
  • Converting Compassion Into Helpful Behaviors
    Compassion and Cancer: Part I-Why Compassion Isn't Enough
    We have an inherent desire to be compassionate. In the misery of another person, we see ourselves, if not in the present, than in the past or future. But compassion is not sufficient for helping people living with cancer.In this three-part series...
  • Toxic chemicals
    Seventeen sneaky chemicals that may cause breast cancer
    It's been a long day at the office. Your boss chewed you out for something you didn't do right. You get home and your husband is grouchy, the kids are whiny, and no one fed the dog. You throw a frozen dinner in the oven and use the time...
  • New study debunks hookah safety myths
    New study debunks hookah safety myths
    In recent years, hookah smoking has soared in popularity, particularly among teens and young adults in the US. In a hookah, tobacco smoke first travels into a water container, from where it bubbles up before being inhaled through a hose. Many...
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
    Endocrine disrupting chemicals and cancer risk
    According to John Hopkins’ Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, breast cancer rates continue to rise globally suggesting that our attention needs to be put on prevention. While it is difficult to prove causality between even known...
  • Jack Bristow
    9-year-old diagnosed with testicular cancer; Believed to be the youngest
    Jack Bristow's family thought he was suffering from a sports-related groin injury when his right testicle began to swell, but after several tests, doctors diagnosed the youngster with testicular cancer, and at just 9-years-old, Jack, who lives...